17th-century coaching inn offering good, honest cooking
At a glance
A cosy refuge in any weather, this family-run, 17th-century coaching inn stands on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Besides the beautiful location, its charms include stripped wood furniture and low beams, real log-burning fires plus a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Expect a great selection of real ales and hearty good home cooking that uses the best of local produce. A typical menu includes chicken breast stuffed with a chorizo farce wrapped in bacon, leek and Stilton sauce; mixed vegetable tagine and couscous; or poached fillet of hake, mash potato and a prawn, samphire and white wine sauce.
Closed: 25 December, 26 December evening
Open all week
Open all day
Opening times: 11–11 (Sunday 12–10.30)
Lunch: all week 12–9
Dinner: all week 12–9
Food and drink
Real ales available: Marston's Pedigree, Oakham JHB, Peak Swift Nick, Whim Hartington Bitter, Derby
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Family room available
On A515 (Ashbourne to Buxton road), 2.5 miles from Ashbourne.